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Perfusionists

Take charge of the patients’ cardiocirculatory and cardiopulmonary functions and ensure the maintenance of their physiological functions.

You must have a sharp sense of observation and great analytical skills, and enjoy teamwork. 

 
Average salary32$ / hour
 

Description

Perfusionists provide technical support to patients undergoing cardiac surgery and patients requiring cardio-respiratory support. They are primarily employed in hospitals.

Profile(s)

  • Investigative
  • Realistic
  • Social

Each profession is associated with a combination of three initial letters corresponding to one of the six RIASEC profiles. Profile combinations are determined based on skills, fields of interest and certain personality traits.

Main tasks

  • Assemble, maintain and operate extracorporeal circulation equipment, intra-aortic balloon pumps and other heart assist devices to support or temporarily replace patients' cardiopulmonary functions during open-heart surgery
  • Administer blood products, drugs and other substances through heart-lung machines and other devices as directed by cardiac surgeons and anaesthetists to maintain adequate flow of oxygenated blood to all organs of the body
  • Monitor vital signs to support and maintain patients' physiological functions and metabolic needs during cardiopulmonary surgery
  • Participate in routine maintenance, calibration and inspection of all perfusion related equipment
  • Supervise and train student clinical perfusionists and other clinical perfusionists.

Training

UNIVERSITY PROGRAM

Specialized Graduate Diploma (DESS) – Extracorporeal perfusion

To register for Specialized Graduate Diploma (DESS)  Extracorporeal perfusion : Université de Montréal

More information

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Avenir en santé

This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Capitale-Nationale
  • Mauricie
  • Île-de-Montréal
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Laurentides
  • Montérégie
  • Grande région de Montréal

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